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DHSIRB Members

The DHSIRB is comprised of at least seven members. DHSIRB members are approved by the Director of Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS).  Members are recruited or selected from various units within OKDHS, including: Office of Client Advocacy (OCA); Legal Services; Child Welfare Services; Children's Services; Adult and Family Services; Adult Services; Information Security; and Innovation Services.  

The DHSIRB also includes at least one member who is not otherwise affiliated with OKDHS.

Prior to serving, members are required to complete Human Subject Assurance Training, offered by the federal Office for Human Research Protections.  Members are also required to sign an acknowledgement of receipt and review of the DHSIRB Rules.

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Members:  Alternates: 
Wendy Morton, IRB Chair
OKDHS Innovation Services
Bria Schwartz, Human Protections Admin
OKDHS Innovation Services
Ronald Baze, IRB Vice-Chair
General Counsel
OKDHS Legal Services
Charles Jackson (Alternate – Legal Services)
General Counsel Section Chief
OKDHS Legal Services
  Daniel Comer (Alternate – Client Advocacy)
Programs Administrator, Advocacy/Ombudsman
OKDHS Office of Client Advocacy
Molly Green
Regulatory Compliance Director
OKDHS Contracts & Compliance
Deborah Whitley (Alternate – Inspector General)
Quality Audit Administrator, Administrative Review Unit OKDHS
Office of Inspector General
Jeromy Buchanan
OKDHS Community Living, Aging and Protective Services
Beth Scrutchins (Alternate – Developmental Disabilities Services)
OKDHS Developmental Disabilities Services
Jennifer King
Deputy Director of Human Services
OKDHS Administration
Brittany Lee
OKDHS Child Care Services
Tiffany Parrish
Product Manager II
OKDHS Child Welfare Services
Jace Thoreson (Alternate – Child Welfare)
Product Manager I
OKDHS Child Welfare Services
Toni Taylor
Deputy Director (Regional)
OKDHS Adult and Family Services
Sondra Shelby (Alternate – Adult and Family Services)
Assistant Director
OKDHS Adult and Family Services

Dawnett Watkins, CIP
IRB Manager
Oklahoma State University (retired)


Amber Hood, MS, CPIA, CIP (Alternate – OSU)
Director, Regulatory Compliance and Research Facilities
OSU Center for Health Sciences
  Tommi Ledoux (Member at Large)
OKDHS Human Resources Management


Last Modified on Apr 09, 2024
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